Cost of living in Seattle, Washington, United States

List of prices in Seattle, Washington, United States. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $16
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $9
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $5.52
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.96
12 eggs, large $3.75
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.86
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.61
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.65
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $3.13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.16
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.24
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $2,481
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $2,161
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $173
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $2,081
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $1,489
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $100
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $50
40” flat screen TV $348
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $118
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $11
Hourly rate for cleaning help $32
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $46
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $123
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,927
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.88
Monthly ticket public transport $93
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $19
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $16
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $161
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.68
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.23
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.49
Tube of toothpaste $2.01
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $26
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $51
2 tickets to the movies $27
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $223
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $88
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $12
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.49
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $6
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $433
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.16
1 month of gym membership in business district $69
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 3,634 prices entered by 568 different people.
Latest price update: December 18, 2018.

Seattle position in our World Ranking

the world
25th
out of 334
n. america
12th
out of 96
usa
11th
out of 79

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